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Webster 1913 Edition


Ovation

O-va′tion

,
Noun.
[L.
ovatio
, fr.
ovare
to exult, rejoice, triumph in an ovation; cf. Gr. [GREEK] to shout: cf. F.
ovation
.]
1.
(Rom. Antiq.)
A lesser kind of triumph allowed to a commander for an easy, bloodless victory, or a victory over slaves.
2.
Hence:
An expression of popular homage; the tribute of the multitude to a public favorite.
To rain an April of
ovation
round
Their statues.
Tennyson.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ovation

OVA'TION

,
Noun.
[L. ovatio.] In Roman antiquity, a lesser triumph allowed to commanders who had conquered without blood, or defeated an inconsiderable enemy.

Definition 2022


Ovation

Ovation

See also: ovation

German

Noun

Ovation f (genitive Ovation, plural Ovationen)

  1. (applause) ovation

Synonyms

ovation

ovation

See also: Ovation

English

Noun

ovation (plural ovations)

  1. Prolonged enthusiastic applause.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, in The Celebrity:
      Although the Celebrity was almost impervious to sarcasm, he was now beginning to exhibit visible signs of uneasiness, the consciousness dawning upon him that his eccentricity was not receiving the ovation it merited.
  2. (Ancient Rome) A victory ceremony of less importance than a triumph.

Derived terms

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French

Etymology

From Latin ovatio.

Noun

ovation f (plural ovations)

  1. ovation